The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Canine Association was selected by Senator Ted Gaines as a California Non-Profit of the Year and was recently recognized at the State Capital during the third annual California Non-Profits Day.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s Canine Association officially became recognized as a non-profit association in 2005. The association was initially established by members of the Sheriff’s Department Canine Detail who saw a need for financial assistance to aid the retired canines after they had served our community.
These fantastic animals are often asked to do extremely hazardous work and can be credited for saving lives, apprehending criminals who have evaded capture, and also locating missing persons. Some of them are also trained to locate firearms, explosives, narcotics, and evidence.
Since its inception, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Canine Association has supplemented the training and equipment of our active canine teams and enhanced the safety of our deputies and their canine partners. The association has also been able to assist with veterinary bills after these dogs retire and fully cover the costs of all burial fees associated with each of our retired canines when they are laid to rest.
We share an incredible partnership with the SSDK9 Association to ensure these canines are taken care of during and after their service to the community. To learn more about the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Canine Association, please visit their website at www.ssdk9.com.
Sergeant Shaun Hampton